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The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - October 2022

Newsletter - October 2022

  1. Editorial
  2. EUPHA update
  3. European Public Health Conference
  4. EUPHA members update
  5. European Journal of Public Health
  6. Call for proposals, job opportunities
  7. Interesting news
  8. Upcoming courses and conferences
  9. Interesting publications
  10. European Commission news
  11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
  12. WHO news

1. Editorial

Only a week and a half left before the European Public Health Conference 2022 commences in Berlin! We hope to see many of you there in person. In this newsletter, you can find information on a very topical and relevant late breaker session that will be organised during the conference on the public health and human rights situation in Ukraine. Also, you can find information on two interesting webinars that EUPHA will be co-organising with the EUPHA Green Club and WHO on greening the European Public Health Conferences and inclusive and participatory policymaking, respectively. You are very welcome to join us for these events. Links for registering for these webinars are provided in the newsletter. And as usual, the newsletter contains a wealth of interesting new publications, updates from European institutions, and upcoming events and opportunities. Enjoy the read!   

Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA president and Marieke Verschuuren, Executive Director

2. EUPHA update

Skills building webinar: How green is the European Public Health Conference? Can it get any greener?


The European Public Health conference is striving towards being more environmentally friendly. A Green Club was established 8 years ago to ensure that each year the conference is ever greener. The EUPHA Green Club is organising a webinar to critically appraise all possibilities with a panel, including members from environmental movements and international green conference organisers. Learn about the environmental impact of the European Public Health Conference and what measures can be taken to minimise this impact.
Register now for the webinar that will take place on November 2, 14:00 - 15:30 (CET)

Webinar WHO: Inclusive and participatory policy-making: can it be measured and assessed?


Bringing people’s voices into policy- and decision-making processes is a challenging but crucial element of health systems governance for universal health coverage. During this webinar, organised by WHO and powered by EUPHA, participants will learn about participatory governance and the necessary pre-requisites for setting up and institutionalising participatory decision-making spaces. This webinar will also provide insights on how to measure social participation and create room for discussion on how policymakers can make best use of these measures for improved policy design and decision-making. 
Register now for the webinar that will take place on November 16, 13:00 - 14:00 CET

 EUPHA endorses the Manifesto for Early Career Researchers

EUPHA endorses the ‘Manifesto for Early Career Researchers’, which is a call to support early career researchers. This manifesto is an outcome of the 4th Gago Conference on European Science Policy, which took place 13 June 2022, and brought together in Brussels research institutions, policy makers and representatives of early career researchers´ associations. Our EUPHAnxt coordinator, Monica Brinzac, was participating as speaker at the conference and representing the voice of early career researchers and policymakers, in the field of public health.
Do you want to know more about the activities EUPHA and EUPHAnxt undertake with and in support of the next generation of public health professionals, including early career researchers in the field of public health? Read our joint statement with ASPHER ‘Join us in prioritising the investment in the next generation’.

Fundraising internship opportunity at the EUPHA office

We are offering an internship opportunity! The main task will be to map grant and funding opportunities to strengthening public health professionals in the Eastern part of the European region.
Read more about this internship opportunity here.
Interested in this internship? Let us know by sending in your short motivation (max. 300 words) and CV to by 14 November 2022, latest.

Education and training in public health ethics

EUPHA in collaboration with Association Schools of Public Health in Europe and the Faculty of Public Health have published a report of a survey on Variability in education and training in public health ethics in Europe. The report reconfirms the continuing urgent need to address issues around building preparedness, competence, capacity, courage and resilience of the public health workforce in public health ethics and law for good public health practice and policy making. There are plans to have an international conference and summit on the issue in the spring. If you are interested to submit ideas and papers and would like further information please contact:
Read more here

3. European Public Health Conference



One week to go to the EPH Conference in Berlin but it’s not too late to register online. Onsite registration is also possible. More than 2,300 colleagues have already registered and we have room for more. Meet your colleagues at the largest public health event in Europe during four fully packed conference days. Register here


We are organising a Late Breaker session on Friday 11 November, 12:45-13:45 on the public health and human rights situation in Ukraine. Presentations by representatives of the Ukrainian MOH: Oleksandr Matskov, on challenges in public health due to the war (in particular related to COVID-19, AMR), Andrii Pashynnyi, on organizing immunization during the war, Vitalii Prykhodko, on Regional Public Health Profiles. Larysa Sugay, National Institute of Public Health NIH, Poland, will present on the health of Ukrainian migrants in Poland, and Martin McKee, LSHTM and President EPH Conference Foundation, on what needs to be done after the war. Chair is Verena Vogt, Chair of the EPH Conference International Scientific Committee. No separate registration required. Just take your lunch to the breakout room.


We are organising an exciting lunch symposiums programme during the extended lunch hours. No separate registration required. Just take your lunch to the breakout room and take part.

Thursday 10 November

Friday 11 November

Read more on our website.


Bring your FFP2 mask to Berlin. Wearing an FFP2 mask without a valve (or comparable mask) is mandatory in public transport (buses, subways, trains, trams). There are no restrictive measures for the events in place in Berlin. For the EPH Conference 2022 we will follow the recommendations for responsible events to ensure our delegates can attend the conference safely. Current measures in Berlin can be followed in detail on the websites of VisitBerlin and the State of Berlin.


The 15th EPH Conference will be held in the hub27 Berlin, part of Messe Berlin. Hub27 is easily accessed by U-Bahn and S-Bahn from all parts of Berlin. You can reach Berlin by train from everywhere in Europe. Long-distance high-speed trains arrive at and depart from the Hauptbahnhof. Flights to and from the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BER), 20 km from the city centre.


4. EUPHA members update

50 years anniversary for the UK Faculty of Public Health

The UK Faculty of Public Health, a long time EUPHA member, is celebrating its 50 years anniversary. Dedicated to advancing excellent public health research, the FPH has been a strong and reliable partner for EUPHA, with wich we notably organised a series of webinars on Public Health and Law. Recording can be found on the FPH's Youtube channel.
Happy anniversary, and to many more years of trusted science and intense collaboration!

5. European Journal of Public Health

Volume 32, Issue 5, October 2022

Health democracy, from one crisis to another
François Alla
Towards gender-transformative SRHR: a statement in reply to EUPHA and offer of a working definition 
Julia Zielke, Joe Strong, Furqan Ahmed, Céline Miani, Yudit Namer, Simone Storey, Oliver Razum

Availability and implementation of guidelines in European child primary health care: how can we improve? 
Paul L KockenNicole M C van KesterenRenate van ZoonenSijmen A Reijneveld

Effectiveness of a community intervention to reduce social isolation among older people in low-income neighbourhoods 
C LapenaX ContinenteA Sánchez MascuñanoM Mari dell’OlmoM J López
Female political representation and the gender health gap: a cross-national analysis of 49 European countries 
Aaron ReevesChris BrownJohanna Hanefeld

Double advantage of parental education for child educational achievement: the role of parenting and child intelligence 
Nathalie Tamayo Martinez, Yllza Xerxa, James Law, Fadila Serdarevic, Pauline W
Jansen, Henning Tiemeier
Risk factors in adolescence as predictors of trajectories of somatic symptoms over 27 years 
Noora Berg, Tapio Nummi, Christopher G Bean, Hugo Westerlund, Pekka Virtanen, Anne Hammarström

Clustering of disability pension and socioeconomic disadvantage in Sweden: a geospatial analysis 
Marianna Virtanen, Katriina Heikkilä, Jussi Vahtera, Mika Kivimäki, Jaana I Halonen, Kristina Alexanderson, Simo Rautiainen, Tea Lallukka, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz
Leadership behaviours and health-related early exit from employment: a prospective cohort study of 55 364 employees 
Kathrine Sørensen, Jeppe Karl Sørensen, Lars L Andersen, Julie Eskildsen Bruun, Paul Maurice Conway, Elisabeth Framke, Ida E H Madsen, Helena Breth Nielsen, Mads Nordentoft, Karina G V Seeberg, Reiner Rugulies
Impact of hypothetical improvements in the psychosocial work environment on sickness absence rates: a simulation study 
Jimmi Mathisen, Tri-Long Nguyen, Johan H Jensen, Amar J Mehta, Reiner Rugulies, Naja H Rod
Lost individual income due to severe health events: life-course perspective in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 
Ina RissanenIiro NergLeena Ala-MursulaMarko Korhonen
Changes in healthy and unhealthy working life expectancies among older working-age people in Finland, 2000–2017 
Mikko Laaksonen, Marko Elovainio, Sakari Kainulainen, Taina Leinonen, Tuija Jääskeläinen, Harri Rissanen, Seppo Koskinen

An analysis of cigarette sales during Poland’s menthol cigarette sales ban: small effects with large policy implications 
Alex C Liber, Michal Stoklosa, David T Levy, Luz María Sánchez-Romero, Christopher J Cadham, Michael F Pesko
Intergenerational transmission of parental smoking: when are offspring most vulnerable? 
J AlvesJ PerelmanE RamosA E Kunst
Mentioning smoking cessation assistance during healthcare consultations matters: findings from Dutch survey research 
Naomi A van Westen-LagerweijJeroen BommeléMarc C WillemsenEsther A Croes

Alcohol use in adolescence as a risk factor for overdose in the 1986 Northern Finland Birth Cohort Study 
Maarit K Koivisto, Jouko Miettunen, Jonna Levola, Antti Mustonen, Anni-Emilia
 Caroline L Salom, Solja Niemelä
Increasing prevalence of illicit drug use among employees at Swedish workplaces over a 25-year period 
Kristin FeltmannTomas VillénOlof BeckJohanna Gripenberg
Factors associated with changing alcohol consumption during the first UK lockdown 
Kareena McAloney-KocamanKerri E McPhersonEmily McGlincheyCherie Armour

Study on the death and disease burden caused by high sugar-sweetened beverages intake in China from 1990 to 2019 
Yingying JiangTingling XuWenlan DongCordia ChuMaigeng Zhou
Associations of ultra-processed food consumption with cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: UK Biobank
Xuanli Chen, Jiadong Chu, Wei Hu, Na Sun, Qida He, Siyuan Liu, Zhaolong Feng, Tongxing Li, Qiang Han, Yueping Shen
Corporate political activity in the context of sugar-sweetened beverage tax policy in the WHO European Region 
Kathrin LauberHolly RippinKremlin WickramasingheAnna B Gilmore

The relationship between physical activity and severity of COVID-19 symptoms in non-hospitalized individuals 
Alexandros MitropoulosSimon GoodwillRobert CopelandMarkos Klonizakis
A regression discontinuity analysis of the social distancing recommendations for older adults in Sweden during COVID-19 
Carl Bonander, Debora Stranges, Johanna Gustavsson, Matilda
 Malin Inghammar, Mahnaz Moghaddassi, Anton Nilsson, Joan Capdevila Pujol, Claire Steves, Paul W Franks, Maria F Gomez, Tove Fall, Jonas Björk, COVID Symptom Study Sweden
Comparison between first and second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in older people: the COPE multicentre European observational cohort study 
Alessia Verduri, Roxanna Short, Ben Carter, Philip Braude, Arturo Vilches-Moraga, Terence J Quinn, Jemima Collins, Jane Lumsden, Kathryn McCarthy, Louis Evans, Phyo K Myint, Jonathan Hewitt, COPE Study Team
SARS-CoV-2 transmission by asymptomatic healthcare workers positive to screening swab: an Italian study 
Francesca Palese, Luca Arnoldo, Laura Brunelli, Silvana Buzancic, Valentina Anna De Giusti, Alberto Ferrazzano, Tolinda Gallo, Andrea Iob, Katia Mauro, Corrado Pipan, Marta Polonia, Edoardo Ruscio, Maurizio Treleani, Alessandro Conte
The impact of face-mask mandates on all-cause mortality in Switzerland: a quasi-experimental study 
Giacomo De GiorgiPascal GeldsetzerFelix MichalikM Maddalena Speziali
The French Covid-19 vaccination policy did not solve vaccination inequities: a nationwide study on 64.5 million people 
Florence DébarreEmmanuel LecoeurLucie GuimierMarie Jauffret-RoustideAnne-Sophie Jannot

Musculoskeletal health, wealth and business, and wider societal impact 
Anthony Woolf

European Public Health News 
Marieke Verschuuren, Hans Henri P. Kluge, Gerald Rockenschaub, Hedinn Halldorsson, Daniela Martini, Kristina Ronsin, Oleg Storozhenko, Catherine A.H. Smallwood, Souaad Chemali, John Middleton, Floris Barnhoorn, Reinhard Busse

Access the issue here.

6. Call for proposals, job opportunities

Mental Health Europe is looking for a Project Officer

As a project officer at Mental Health Europe, you will have to take care of the daily coordination of MHE’s projects, to support the development of project proposals, to build strategic relationships with key stakeholders.
Deadline for application: 13 November 2022
Learn more

Financial Officer at the Association of European Cancer Leagues

The Association of European Cancer Leagues is looking for a financial officer 50-100%. Applications are received on a rolling basis. 
Learn more

EU Projects Coordinator at the European Cancer Patients Organisation

The European Cancer Patients Organisation is recruiting an EU Projects Coordinator to manage the organisation’s work in EU and third parties funded projects in cancer. The EU Projects Coordinator will be working with the various project files of the organisation, contributing to EU and industry funded projects (Action Plan), and establishing good working relations with key stakeholders.
Learn more

HR & Operations assistant at the European Patients Forum

The HR & Operations Assistant will have a key role in the Secretariat, supporting the Director of Operations as well as providing support to the Executive Director, Special Advisor, and Senior Management Team on administrative tasks. The HR & Operations Assistant will also assist with the running of the office, HR, and events. 
Deadline for applications: 4 November 2022
Learn more

Call for papers: Resilient and responsive health systems in a changing world

The BMC Health Services Research has launched a call for papers for their new collection on Resilient and responsive health systems in a changing world. 
Learn more

7. Interesting news

Health workers, innovation, financing and wellbeing: moonshots for better health

Key take-aways and related resources from the sessions the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies led, co-led or participated in during this year’s European Health Forum Gastein 2022.
Read it here.

Webinar recordings from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Backlog Webinar Series:

Health systems in almost all countries are facing backlogs of care due to the postponement of non-emergency procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clearing backlogs as quickly as possible will be critical for maintaining health gains achieved before the pandemic and avoiding increasing excess mortality. 
Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: policies to address the health care backlog | Online event recording | 8 September
Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: measuring waiting times, waiting lists and backlogs | Online event recording | 15 September

Launch of the Health Systems in Action (HSiA) insights: 

Health Systems in Action (HSiA) insights | Hybrid launch event recording |12 September

Inaction over lack of exercise will cost £24bn a year globally by 2030, WHO warns

The Guardian | 19 October 2022

Nearly 500m new cases of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and dementia will occur globally by 2030 if governments do not take urgent action to encourage more people to take regular exercise, a report has found. In a stark warning to countries where health services are already creaking, the World Health Organization said the cost of failing to get people moving more would be about $27bn a year.
Read more

Consumers Beware: Harmful Industries Deploy Language to Mislead Buyers

Vital Strategies | Stories
Industries use language as a tactical tool to mislead the public about the potential harms of their products, and their profit-driven actions contribute to the global burden of noncommunicable diseases. This article invites you to consider differents terms.
Read more

8. Upcoming courses and conferences

12th Global Forum Health Promotion
16 Nov 2022 / Geneva, Switzerland
Organiser: Alliance for Health Promotion, WHO

Introduction to Health Economics and HTA - 3-Day Certified University Course
30 Jan 2023 - 1 Feb 2023 / Online
Organiser: UMIT Tirol

35th International Papillomavirus Conference
17 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 / Washington DC, USA
Organiser: International Papillomavirus Society

First European Regional Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health
21 May 2023 - 24 May 2023 / Umeå, Sweden
Organiser: Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association and Umeå University

9. Interesting publications

A moonshot for a true European Health Union: If not now, when? (Eurohealth)

This special issue of Eurohealth is dedicated to the 2022 European Health Forum Gastein, one of the leading health policy conferences in Europe bringing together a mix of public policymakers, civil society, researchers and private sector representatives. The main theme of the 2022 edition focused on the opportunity to co-create a true European Health Union and marks the 10th annual collaboration between Eurohealth and the EHFG.
Access the special issue here

Global inequity of COVID-19 diagnostics: challenges and opportunities

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health | Commentary | 6 October 2022
This commentary reflects the unique perspective of the Virology, Immunology, and Diagnostics Working Group (WG) of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition (CRC) on the asymmetry in COVID-19 diagnostic access between low-income and high-income settings, the barriers to these disparities and highlights opportunities to remedy these inequities.
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Prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in migrants in Europe in the era of universal health coverage

The Lancet Public Health | Viewpoint | October 2022
This viewpoint explores the role of migrants to the WHO European region in the epidemiology of key infectious diseases (eg, tuberculosis, HIV, and viral hepatitis) in Europe, current shortfalls in European migrant screening programmes, key components needed to meet migrants’ needs throughout the entire screening and treatment pathway, and continuing evidence gaps and research needs. 
Read more

A wellbeing economy focused on planetary health should be top of the COP27 agenda

The BMJ | Opinion | 12 October 2022
In this opinion piece, Kent Buse and colleagues argue that delegations converging in Egypt for the Conference of the Parties must set their sights on a fundamental economic reset with planetary health at its core. They call upon the public health community to mobilise society to demand that governments create the conditions for wellbeing economies.
Read more

BMJ collection on adolescent wellbeing

The BMJ | Collection | October 2022
This BMJ collection, in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, examines how the domains of adolescent well-being impact on future outcomes, and how these can be supported and promoted by evidence-based policymaking and programming. 

Health Systems in Action (HSiA) insights for:

Bosnia and HerzegovinaGeorgiaIsraelKazakhstanKyrgyzstanMontenegro
North MacedoniaRepublic of MoldovaTajikistanTürkiye, and Uzbekistan.
The Health System in Action (HSiA) Insights are a set of short summaries that capture what is happening in non-EU Member States; highlight progress and challenges country by country; and provide context for the WHO/Europe’s European Programme of Work and its Roadmaps for Health and Wellbeing. 

How does Finland's health sector contribute to the economy?

Read it here.

How does Italy's health sector contribute to the economy?

Read it here.

Kyrgyzstan: health system review 2022

Read it here.

Does eating behaviour among adolescents and young adults seeking obesity treatment differ depending on sex, body composition, and parental country of birth?

The BMC Public Health | Original Research | 11 October 2022
The aim of this study was to explore if eating behaviour among adolescents and young adults referred to specialized obesity treatment differed depending on sex, body composition, and parental country of birth.
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The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels

The Lancet | Countdown on health and climate change | 25 October 2022
The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown is published as the world confronts profound and concurrent systemic shocks. As crises unfold, climate change escalates unabated. Its worsening impacts are increasingly affecting the foundations of human health and wellbeing, exacerbating the vulnerability of the world's populations to concurrent health threats.
Read more

Maternal consumption of ultra-processed foods and subsequent risk of offspring overweight or obesity: results from three prospective cohort studies

The BMJ | Research | 5 October 2022
In this study, authors found that maternal consumption of ultra-processed food during the child rearing period was associated with an increased risk of overweight or obesity in offspring, independent of maternal and offspring lifestyle risk factors.
Read more

10. European Commission news

European Health Union: building a stronger EU health response

On 24 October, the Council has adopted the final building blocks of the European Health Union: the Regulation on Serious cross-border health threats, the Regulation on the extended mandate of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Emergency Framework Regulation to provide extra powers to the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA). These new rules complete the European Health Union, building a powerful legal framework to improve the EU's capacity in the vital areas of prevention, preparedness, surveillance, risk assessment, early warning, and response.
Learn more

Attitudes of Europeans towards Air Quality

The results of this Eurobarometer survey reveal that air quality is still a serious concern for European citizens. While a majority of Europeans do not feel well-informed (60%), nearly half of the respondents hold the view that air quality has deteriorated in the last ten years (47%).
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Commission adopts its Work Programme for 2023: Tackling the most pressing challenges, while staying the course for the long-term

On 18 October,  the Commission adopted its 2023 Work Programme. Regarding health, the Commission will propose a comprehensive approach to mental health, one of the key initiatives from the Conference on the Future of Europe, as well as a revised recommendation on smoke-free environments, and a new recommendation on vaccine-preventable cancers.
Learn more

Statement by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on World Mental Health Day: Mental health is a health emergency

Ahead of Mental Health Day that took place on 9 October, Commissioner Kyriakides declared: "We need a turning point for mental health. This means bringing effective mental health support closer to those who need support the most. This must be our priority. And mental health needs to be part of all policies to build societal resilience. This is particularly important for vulnerable groups such as children, young people, the elderly, migrants, and refugees, who have all been affected by the challenges we are facing. This is the approach the EU is taking."
Learn more

Evidence-informed policymaking: a new document to foster discussion on a better use of scientific knowledge in policy

To foster discussions on a better use of scientific evidence and expertise in policymaking within the Member States, the JRC and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, with the support of the Directorate General for Structural Reform Support, have developed a Commission Staff Working Document (SWD) on “Supporting and connecting policymaking in the Member States with scientific research”. This document identifies the rationale behind building capacity of science-for-policy ecosystems, as well as the challenges encountered at the science-policy interface, while highlighting good practices and available EU instruments in support of Member States’ capacity building in the field of science for policy.
Learn more

11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 40, 06 October 2022

Rapid communication
Very low risk of monkeypox among staff and students after exposure to a confirmed case in educational settings, England, May to July 2022
Exploring behavioural factors influencing COVID-19-specific infection prevention and control measures in Finland: a mixed-methods study, December 2020 to March 2021
SARS-CoV-2 spike IgG titres up to 137 days following Comirnaty mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, Israel, February to May 2021
Antimicrobial-resistant gonorrhoea: the national public health response, England, 2013 to 2020

Read more

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 42, 20 October 2022

Preparing Europe for future health threats and crises

Eurosurveillance - Volume 27, Issue 43, 27 October 2022

Rapid communication
Nosocomial outbreak by NDM-1-producing  highly resistant to cefiderocol, Florence, Italy, August 2021 to June 2022
Listeriosis outbreak caused by contaminated stuffed pork, Andalusia, Spain, July to October 2019
Integrated genomic surveillance enables tracing of person-to-person SARS-CoV-2 transmission chains during community transmission and reveals extensive onward transmission of travel-imported infections, Germany, June to July 2021
A One Health real-time surveillance system for nowcasting  gastrointestinal illness outbreaks, Norway, week 30 2010 to week 11 2022
Erratum for Euro Surveill. 2021;27(42)
Job vacancy at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Read more

Podcast - ECDC On Air: Preparing for the flu season

Listen to the podcast

ECDC extended mandate endorsed today by the European Parliament

The extended mandate of the ECDC was accepted by the European Parliament on 4 October. It will allow ECDC to adopt a stronger role in supporting EU Member States in the prevention and control of infectious disease threats, and to improve European preparedness and response ahead of future public health challenges in the following areas:

  • epidemiological surveillance via integrated systems enabling real-time surveillance;
  • preparedness and response planning, reporting and monitoring;
  • provision of non-binding recommendations and options for risk management;
  • capacity to mobilise and deploy an EU Health Task Force to assist local response in Member States;
  • build a network of EU reference laboratories and a network for substances of human origin;
  • foster ECDC’s contribution to the EU’s international cooperation and commitment to global health security preparedness. Learn more

12. WHO news

One Health Joint Plan of Action launched to address health threats to humans, animals, plants and environment

This first joint plan on One Health aims to create a framework to integrate systems and capacity so that we can collectively better prevent, predict, detect, and respond to health threats. Ultimately, this initiative seeks to improve the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment, while contributing to sustainable development.
Learn more

Rehabilitation, recognition and research needed for people living with long COVID: new WHO/Europe factsheet

While most people who develop COVID-19 fully recover, it is estimated that 10–20% go on to develop what is now known as long COVID. This condition involves a variety of mid- and long-term symptoms such as fatigue, breathlessness and lack of mental focus. While the science behind long COVID is still unclear, a new WHO/Europe factsheet collects existing evidence on the condition and its often-debilitating effect on people’s lives. 
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New guide to evaluating behaviourally and culturally informed health interventions in complex settings

More and more governments are beginning to look seriously at designing and implementing public health interventions that are informed by behavioural and cultural insights (BCI). However, evaluating these interventions, to make sure that they work as intended, can be difficult, particularly when time and money are limited. 

WHO/Europe has now published its “Guide to evaluating behaviourally and culturally informed health interventions in complex settings”.
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Health literacy videos to evaporate confusion around e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products

WHO has developed a set of short videos that provide punchy introductions to the harms of these products, distinguish clearly between them, and give pointers on how to regulate heated tobacco products (HTPs) and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The aim is to inform, so that everyone can live a nicotine- and tobacco-free life.
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WHO Regional Office for Europe Antimicrobial Medicines Consumption (‎AMC)‎ Network: AMC data 2019

This report presents analyses of data on antimicrobial medicines consumption collected for 2019 from 14 non-European Union countries in the WHO European Region. The analyses incorporate the most recent changes to the WHO Access, Watch and Reserve (‎AWaRe)‎ classification in 2021, and the report considers metrics to inform the responsible use of antibiotics. 
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WHO Primary Health Care Demonstration Platform

When it comes to health system transformation, countries often know what to do — they have a strategy. The challenges arise when they attempt to turn the vision into the reality and overcome the implementation gap. WHO Primary Healthcare Demonstration Platform addresses this issue. Countries visiting the WHO PHC Demonstration Platform not only learn the ‘what,’ they learn the ‘how.’ WHO PHC Demonstration Platform gives a practical understanding of how to overcome implementation barriers and strengthen primary health care. 
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What's up with youth health & well‑being in the WHO European Region?

Technical document

Challenges, progress, opportunities: European and Central Asian health systems

Op-ed by Hans Kluge, Josep Figueras and Natasha Azzopardi Muscat.
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